Jon Crispin's Notebook

Stanley Park

Posted in Bridges, Landscape, Nature, People, Travel, Water by joncrispin on 16/04/2012

It is grey and cool here today but the past three days have been sunny and pleasant.  I’m just as happy with the grey as with the sun.  Yesterday we walked around the perimeter of Stanley Park.  The water in English Bay was clear and calm and loads of people were out enjoying the day.

Vancouver reminds me of San Francisco with all the water and bridges. / This morning I am going to meet up with Pia Massie whom I met through Kickstarter.  Check out her project here.  It is really interesting.  She lives here and will give me a quick tour of the waterfront.

Crow

Posted in Animals, Cities, Flowers, Nature, Travel, Trees, Weather by joncrispin on 15/04/2012

Cris and I are in Vancouver.  She is here for the AERA conference and I am just tagging along.  This is a most remarkable city.  I am happy that there are lots of crows about.  They seem to have displaced the usual pigeons that often dominate cities.  There is water everywhere and lots of seagulls but it is the crows that are the most fun to watch. /  The weather has been lovely; lots of sun and in the mid to upper 50s which is perfect for walking in Stanely Park.

I was in London a month ago and the magnolia trees were just starting to bloom.  Now they are at the same stage here in Vancouver.  Everything is popping out.  Flowers are everywhere in the city and I am overwhelmed with how beautiful this place is.

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